Month: August 2020

NOAA’s Efforts to Improve Hurricane Forecasts Tested on Isaias

NOAA’s Efforts to Improve Hurricane Forecasts Tested on Isaias with Gliders, Drifters, and Argo floats NOAA’s Extreme Events-Ocean Observations (EE-OO) Task Team supports the coordination of targeted and sustained ocean observing efforts to improve the understanding of air-sea interaction during high wind events, with the goal of improving the accuracy of hurricane intensity forecasts. The …

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NOAA Releases 2020-2029 Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes Acidification Research Plan

NOAA Releases 2020-2029 Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes Acidification Research Plan Released July 29, 2020 NOAA has developed a 2020-2029 Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes Acidification Research Plan that builds upon acidification science accomplishments made in the last decade and responds to newly emerging requirements in this field. In coordination with international, interagency, and external academic and …

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GOMO Director Interviewed on COVID Impacts to Ocean Observing

GOMO Director Interviewed on COVID Impacts to Ocean Observing Climatewire and Inside Climate News In response to a GOOS report on COVID impacts to ocean observing, Global Ocean Monitoring and Observing Program’s Director Dr. David Legler was interviewed by E&E’s Climatewire. In the article, published July 20, 2020, Legler commented on the current state of ocean observations, including …

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Drifting KEO Mooring Successfully Recovered

Drifting KEO Mooring Successfully Recovered July 21, 2020 On July 21, 2020 the surface mooring at the Kuroshio Extension Observatory (KEO), which broke away from its anchor on May 19, was recovered by the Japanese charter ship, Kaiyo. Despite being caught in eddies and an ocean jet, the drifting KEO buoy, its sensor suite and nearly 8 kilometers …

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